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Print alignment I just got an hp deskjet 820cse from a friend and i tried to hook it up on a computer running xp home. it seems work great after throughly cleaning it but i cant get it to print strait. it keeps slanting to the left as it prints down a page. i have tried and tried to align it but all i have managed to do was waste paper and ink so if anyone has a solution to this problem please help me, i would hate to through a perfectly good printer away!

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Re: print alignment

Hi, the printer has rubber rollers which pulls the paper in during printing, it seems like one side of the intake pully does not have enough presure or the rubber has hardned or worn out, hence it is slipping off,check that area , let me know.

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